Lip Liner Guide: How to Pick the Perfect Lip Liner Shade
Want to know the secret to bold, sexy lips? It’s partly the kind of lipstick you choose and partly the perfect lip liner that goes with it. Yes, you heard us right. Lip liners shape, define, and contour your lips—adding to your badass look for the day. Certain types of lip liners can also make your lips plumper and fuller. They are the chef’s kiss to a fierce, fresh you and add to that boss babe vibe you want to give off at work or when you’re hanging out with friends. When you’ve got the perfect shade to match the kind of look you’re going for, babe, you will be unstoppable.
WHAT DOES A LIP LINER DO?
Lip liners are a must-have in your makeup kit. You can use them to create an outline for easy lipstick application or to make your lips bigger and fuller. Not only do they help your lipstick last longer and shape, define, and contour your lips, but they also prevent it from smudging. Plus, they give you the perfect pout that adds a little sass and spice to your look. In case you forget your lipstick, you can also use your lip liner to give your lips that pop of color they need.
Looking for a way to make your lips plumper? Lip liners can do that too! By using a lip liner that has a lighter shade than your lipstick or lip gloss, you can make your lips pop out into the perfect pout. Another way to get plump lips is by using a plumping lip liner like our Power Line Plumping Lip Liner.
WHAT'S THE BEST LIP LINER SHADE FOR YOU?
If you ask around about what color lip liner to use, experts will tell you to get a lip liner that is one or two shades darker than your lipstick. This gives you a bold look that screams confidence and badass-ness. But if you want seamless, lush lips, we have another tip for you: Go for a lip liner color that is two shades lighter or has the exact same shade as the lipstick you’re wearing. This will make your lips pop out more.
LIP LINERS WITH BLUE/PURPLE UNDERTONES
Does your skin have a bluish tint? This means you have a cool complexion and should go for a lip liner with purple or blue undertones. Use POWERFUL PLUM or DANGEROUS DOLLY from our Power Line Plumping Lip Liner collection and mix it with purple or mauve lipstick.
LIP LINERS WITH RED/ORANGE UNDERTONES
If you’ve got a warm skin tone, with golden, yellow, or olive undertones, lipstick and lip liner shades with orange or red are your go-to colors. Think peach, reddish-orange, coral, and salmon. Get pouty, plumper lips when you use our plumping lip liners to match with your lipstick. See for yourself when you try CREAMY CHOCOLATE or REAL RED from our Power Line Plumping Lip Liner collection.
NUDE LIP LINERS
Wearing nude lipstick makes your lips look fuller and plumper. Choose a nude shade lip liner based on your skin tone and create a border around your lips before applying nude lipstick as the finishing touch. This will make your lips look large and sexy and pouty—the perfect way to rock that sexy, chic look!
Check out the BUXOM Power Line Plumping Lip Liner in BOLD BEIGE, SMOOTH SPICE, HI-DEF HONEY, and HUSH HUSH HENNA for the best nude lip liner that works for you. With our plumping liners, you'll get that extra pout you've always wanted.
HOW TO MATCH LIP LINER AND LIPSTICK
For BUXOM babes wondering how to choose a lip liner that is perfect for you, we’ll let you in on a little tip: It’s about choosing one that matches your lipstick.
Unless you’re going with a nude lip liner, always choose one that is from the same color family as the lipstick you’re using. For example, mauve lipsticks should be paired with mauve lip liners. If you're going out with pink lipstick, use pink lip liner and not red or any other color. If they are from two different color families, there’s a tendency for them to clash. Remember—you want to look like the fierce babe that you are.
SEE FOR YOURSELF WITH OUR LIP LINERS
Now that you know our secret, it’s time to see for yourself. Trust us—nothing screams confidence more like a babe who’s got her lip game on.